An award, sponsored by the chemistry department’s DSC, is given annually to the tutorial teaching assistant in a second year course who has demonstrated outstanding commitment to the education of chemistry students in a tutorial setting. Each award consists of $500 and a framed award certificate.
In order to be eligible for an Award, the TA must be a graduate student at Queen’s University who has demonstrated an outstanding commitment to the education of undergraduate students enrolled in a chemistry course at Queen’s. TAs are nominated by students enrolled in chemistry courses and/or a professor at Queen’s University. Eligible candidates will be TAs who directly contribute to the learning experience of undergraduate students through leadership of tutorial sessions, or by providing individual student academic assistance. A TA is eligible to receive one Award in any specific academic year.
Nominations will be made in the following way:
Each of the Awards winners will be determined by a committee consisting of the TA Assignment Committee (TAAC), one graduate representative and the President of the DSC. The Committee will review all nomination packages and determine Award winning Teaching Assistants by taking into consideration all information received from both students and professors. All decisions are final.
Winners of this Teaching Award will receive the Department of Chemistry Award for Excellence in Teaching Assistance at the Teaching Assistant Professional Activity Day in September of the following academic year. Each award will consist of a framed certificate presented by the Department of Chemistry and a $500 cash award.
2011 - 2012 Mark Raycroft
2010 - 2011 Eric Keske
2009 - 2010 Gillian Mackey